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APT Texas is pleased to have Anna Nau, PhD, APT Texas Regional Director and Senior Associate & Architectural Conservator with Ford, Powell & Carson Architects and Planners, Inc. present "The Stabilization of Mission Concepcion's Masonry Dome" via online Zoom lecture on October 28.
The dome of the mid-eighteenth-century church of Mission Concepcion, part of the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest, unreconstructed masonry dome in the United States. In 2017, moisture damage and cracking at the exterior plaster of the dome led to a year long structural monitoring program, followed by more detailed non-destructive evaluation and analysis that indicated the need for immediate structural intervention. Beginning in January 2020, under the direction of Ford, Powell & Carson Architects and Sparks Engineering, the dome underwent a complex stabilization and repair project. This talk will provide an overview of the stabilization treatment approach, the masonry and plaster repair methods employed, and the challenges and lessons learned during this unique project.
October 29, 2020
2:00 PM EST
Registration will open soon!
Limited to 100 participants.
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Speaker: Patrick Morrissey
Patrick J Morrissey has worked in the construction industry as a technical rep for over 40 years, represented products used in rehabilitation for 27 years, and worked specifically on preservation projects for the past 15 years.
He graduated as a Civil Engineer from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY in 1967. Post graduate studies were done at Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) in concrete and construction management.
After being vice-president of Windsor Probe Test Systems in the mid-1970’s, he founded ConSpec Associates, Inc. in August of 1976. His work and business philosophy are defined in his firm’s Mission Statement “To combine tradition with technology in both methods and materials for innovative, cost effective, engineered solutions to the repair segment of the built environment”. For the past 35+ years he has introduced numerous products and processes for various manufacturers in the repair industry and more recently for historic preservation with an emphasis on structural strengthening and stabilization.